Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Tending to flop or hang; loose and flexible.
  • noun A floppy disk.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a tendency to flop or flap; flapping: as, a floppy hat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Having a tendency to flop or flap.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Limp, not hard, firm, or rigid; flexible.
  • noun computing A floppy disk

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective hanging limply
  • noun a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit; used to store data or programs for a microcomputer

Etymologies

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flop +‎ -y

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  • New sense:

    https://charlessoule.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/on-an-age-old-controversy-floppy-or-trade/

    For those who don’t already know, a “floppy” is one of several comic industry terms for the 22-page pamphlet that many of us think of as the classic “comic book.” In most cases, they’re published for their respective series on a monthly basis (like magazines), and you can find them in comics specialty shops and at some newsstands and bookstores.

    October 18, 2015